English Sentence:

The court gave the mother custody of the children.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



fa3 yuan4 ba3 hai2 zi5 men5 de5 jian1 hu4 quan2 pan4 gei3 le5 mu3 qin1.

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Words used:

法院   法院

fǎ yuàn

court, court of law

Here: court

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1. (a particle which marks the following noun as a direct object) 2. to grasp, to take hold of 3. a bundle, a handful 4. (a measure word for objects with a handle, for small objects: handful) 5. handle

Here: (a particle which marks the following noun as a direct object)

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孩子   孩子

hái zi

child, children

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(plural marker)

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1. of (possessive particle) 2. (adjectival ending) 3. (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis) 4. (used to form a nominal expression)

Here: of (possessive particle)

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jiān hù quán

custody, guardianship

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1. to sentence, to judge 2. to differentiate, to discriminate 3. obvious 4. to decide

Here: to sentence, to judge

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1. to give 2. for, for the benefit of 3. to let, to allow

Here: to give

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1. (particle signifying the change of situation) 2. (completed action marker) 3. (a filler word without any meaning)

Here: (particle signifying the change of situation)

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母親   母亲

mǔ qīn

[formal] mother

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